On This Day for 14th October

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 223

  • 530 Discorus ends his reign as Catholic anti-Pope
  • 1066 Battle of Hastings, Duke William of Normandy and Norman army defeat English forces of Harold II
  • 1322 Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland's independence
  • 1468 Treaty of Peronne: Duke Charles the Stoute & French King Louis XI

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1492 Columbus leaves San Salvador; arrives in Santa Maria of Concepcion (Bahamas)

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1529 Sultan Suleiman II ceases Vienna
  • 1586 Mary Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth
  • 1700 Rabbi Judah Hasid & Chayim Molocho arrive in Jerusalem
  • 1745 French help convoy reaches Montrose Scotland
  • 1758 Battle at Hochkirk, Saksen: Austrian army beats Prussia
  • 1773 The first recorded Ministry of Education, the Komisja Edukacji Narodowej (Polish for Commission of National Education), is formed in Poland.
  • 1773 American Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom's East India Company tea ships' cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland.
  • 1774 1st Continental Congress makes Declaration of Colonial Rights in Philadelphia
  • 1805 Battle of Elchingen, France defeats Austria
  • 1806 Battle of Auerstadt-French beat Prussians
  • 1812 Work on London's Regent's Canal starts.
  • 1834 First black to obtain a US patent, Henry Blair, for a corn planter
  • 1834 In Philadelphia, Whigs and Democrats stage a gun, stone and brick battle for control of a Moyamensing Township election, resulting in one death, several injuries, and the burning down of a block of buildings.
  • 1840 Maronite leader Bashir II surrenders to the British forces and goes into exile in Malta.
  • 1843 British arrest Irish nationalist Daniel O'Connell for conspiracy
  • 1862 Baseballer James Creighton ruptures bladder hitting HR, dies 10/18
  • 1862 Excelsiors defeat Unions of Morrisania 13-9
  • 1863 Battle at Bristoe Station, Virginia (about 2000 casualties)
  • 1863 Skirmish at Catlett's Station, Virginia (Bristoe Campaign)
  • 1865 Cheyennes & Arapahos sign "peace treaty" then chased out Colorado
  • 1867 15th & last Tokugawa Shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu resigns in Japan
  • 1881 21st British Golf Open: Bob Ferguson shoots a 170 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1882 University of the Punjab is founded in present day Pakistan.

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1884 George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman
  • 1893 George Edwarde's "Gaiety Girl" premieres in London
  • 1893 Harry Wright suggests umps keep ball-strike count a secret

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1899 Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill departs to South Africa

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1901 Justin Huntly McCarthy's "If I were King" premieres in NYC
  • 1905 NY Giants beats Phila A's, 4 games to 1 in 2nd World Series
  • 1905 Giant's Christy Mathewson's 3rd straight World Series shutout
  • 1906 All Chicago World Series, 1st AL victory, White Sox win 4 games to 2 Cubs losers share of $439.50 is lowest for World Series
  • 1908 Baseball Writers Association of America forms
  • 1908 Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 1 in 5th World Series, 1st rematch
  • 1908 Smallest crowd at World Series, 6,210 fans see Cubs beat Tigers
  • 1908 4th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 57-0 in College Park
  • 1909 Pirates beat Tigers, 5-4, forces 1st full 7 game world series
  • 1911 Largest baseball crowd ever 38,281 (Polo Grounds) see Giants beat A's, 2-1 (gate is record $77,379)
  • 1912 Bull Moose Teddy Roosevelt shot while campaigning in Milwaukee
  • 1912 Cretan representatives are admitted to the Greek assembly; in doing so the Greek Government challenges the Turkish Government
  • 1913 Senghenydd Colliery Disaster, the United Kingdom's worst coal mining accident, an explosion claims 439 lives.
  • 1914 German troops occupy Brug
  • 1916 Sophomore tackle and guard Paul Robeson is excluded from the Rutgers football team when Washington and Lee University refused to play against a black person.
  • 1916 The Perm State University was founded in Russia.
  • 1920 Part of Petsamo province ceded by Soviet Union to Finland
  • 1922 1st Thom McAn shoe store opens on Third Avenue NYC
  • 1922 1st automated telephones-Pennsylvania exchange in NYC
  • 1924 Arnold Schoeberg's opera "Die Gluckliche Hand" premieres in Vienna
  • 1925 Anti-French uprising in Damascus (French inhabitants flee)

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1926 AA Milne's book "Winnie the Pooh" released

Author A.A. Milne
Author
A.A. Milne

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1926 Walter Johnson retires, signs 2-year contract to manage Newark

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1929 Phila A's beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1 in 26th World Series
  • 1929 Philadelphia A's set World Series record of 10 runs in an inning
  • 1930 Ethel Mermans debuts on Broadway in "Girl Crazy"
  • 1930 George Gershwin/Walter Donaldsons musical premieres in NYC
  • 1931 1st broadcast of Dutch Radio Peoples University
  • 1931 Spanish Cortes agrees to separation of Church & State
  • 1933 Nazi Germany announces withdrawal from League of Nations
  • 1934 "Lux Radio Theatre" premieres
  • 1938 Nazis plan Jewish ghettos for all major cities
  • 1939 BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated) formed
  • 1939 German U-47 sinks British battleship HMS Royal Oak, 833 killed
  • 1939 Sugar rationed in Netherlands
  • 1940 Balham tube disaster during the Blitz.
  • 1941 1st mass deportation of Kowno, Lodz, Minsk & Riga
  • 1942 Dobbe resistances group overthrows Bonkarten distribution
  • 1942 German assault on Tractor factory, 1000s killed
  • 1942 Japanese battleship strikes Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
  • 1943 600 Jews escape during an uprising at the Nazi concentration Camp in Sobibor, Poland
  • 1943 Japan declares Philippine Independence (premier/pres Jose Laurel)
  • 1943 US 8th Air Force loses 60 B-17s during assault on Schweinfurt
  • 1944 Allied troops land in Corfu
  • 1944 British troops march into Athens
  • 1945 Chicago Cardinals end a record 29-game losing streak, beat Bears
  • 1946 Netherland & Indonesia sign cease fire
  • 1947 Chuck Yeager in Bell XS-1 makes 1st supersonic flight (Mach 1.015)

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1947 Dutch Queen Wilhelmina gives golden award to general Eisenhower

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1948 Batavia lt-governor-general van Mook dismissed
  • 1948 Large scale fighting between Israel & Egypt
  • 1949 14 US Communist Party leaders convicted of sedition
  • 1949 Chinese Red army occupies Canton

Sport-defeatBoxing Title Fight

1949 Ezzard Charles TKOs Pat Valentino in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • 1950 Rev Sun Young Moon liberated from Hung Nam prison
  • 1951 Det Lion Jack Christiansen returns 2 punts for touchdowns vs LA Rams
  • 1951 Organization of Central American States forms
  • 1952 "Buttrio Square" opens at New Century Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1953 1st 3 Dutch female police officers go into service
  • 1953 Belgian Convair crashes at Frankfurt, 44 die
  • 1953 Charley Dressen resigns rather than take 1 year contract as Dodger mgr
  • 1953 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field, Australia
  • 1953 Ike promises to fire as Red any federal worker taking 5th amendment
  • 1953 WTEN TV channel 10 in Albany, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 Israeli act of revenge in Qibiya Jordan, kills 53
  • 1956 Charles Ives' overture "Robert Browning" premieres in NYC
  • 1956 Patty Berg wins LPGA Arkansas Golf Open
  • 1957 Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" reaches #1

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 235

  • 1257 King Przemysl II of Poland (d. 1296)
  • 1404 Marie of Anjou, queen of France (d. 1463)
  • 1493 Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (d. 1568)
  • 1499 Claude of France, wife of Louis XII of France (d. 1524)
  • 1542 Abul-Fath Djalal-ud-Din, 3rd Mogol emperor of India (1556-1605)
  • 1606 Johan Maetsuyker, Dutch governor-general of Ceylon (1653-78)
  • 1630 Sophia of Hanover, Princess Palatine and Electress of Saxony (d. 1714)
  • 1633 James Stuart, King James VII of Scotland / James II of England (d. 1688)
  • 1639 Simon van der Stel, Dutch governor of Cape colony (1679-99)
  • 1643 Bahadur Shah I, Mughal Emperor of India (d. 1712)

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1644 William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania (d. 1718)

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn
  • 1687 Robert Simson, Scotland, mathematician
  • 1712 George Grenville, British PM (1763-65)
  • 1726 Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, English sailor and politician (d. 1813)
  • 1730 Jean Joseph Rodolphe, composer
  • 1733 François Sebastien Charles Joseph de Croix, Count of Clerfayt, Austrian field marshal (d. 1798)
  • 1734 Francis Lightfoot Lee, US farmer/signer (Decl of Independence)
  • 1738 Giovanni Calisto Andrea Zanotti, composer
  • 1740 Joannes Siberg, Dutch governor-general of Neth Indies (1801-05)
  • 1753 Franz Anton Dimmler, composer
  • 1764 Charles-Henri Plantade, composer
  • 1774 Hubert MAJ van Asch van Wijck, Dutch politician
  • 1784 Ferdinand VII MF, king of Spain
  • 1789 Constant van Crombrugghe, Flemish monastery founder
  • 1790 Thursday October Christian (d. 1831)
  • 1796 Adolf Ganz, composer
  • 1801 Joseph AF Plateau, Belgium, physicist (blinded-stared at Sun 25 secs)
  • 1806 Preston King, U.S. Senator from New York (d. 1865)
  • 1827 James Sidney Robinson, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • 1827 Sir William George Granville Venables Vernon Harcourt, British Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Excheque
  • 1837 Ellison Capers, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1908)
  • 1842 Joe Start, American baseball player (d. 1927)
  • 1853 Ciprian Porumbescu, composer
  • 1855 George Edwardes, British composer (Gaiety Girl)
  • 1857 Elwood Haynes, auto pioneer, built one of 1st US autos
  • 1859 Camille Chevillard, composer
  • 1861 Bjarni Thorsteinsson, composer
  • 1861 Artur Gavazzi, Croatian geographer (d. 1944)
  • 1864 Maurice de Plessys, French poet (Palace Occidental)
  • 1867 Masaoka Shiki, Japan, haiku & tanka poet/diarist (Salt Water Ballads)
  • 1869 Joseph Duveen, England, art connoisseur (Elgin marbles)
  • 1871 Alexander von Zemlinsky, composer (Schneeman), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1873 Jose Serrano Simeon, composer
  • 1873 Ray Ewry, Lafayette Ind, jumper (Olympics-10 gold-1900, 04, 06, 08)
  • 1873 Jules Rimet, president of FIFA (d. 1954)
  • 1874 Margarete Susman, writer
  • 1880 Otto V Ekelund, Swedish poet/writer (Sak och sken)
  • 1882 Charlie Parker, cricketer (legend Gloucs SLA, but 2-32 in only Test)
  • 1882 Éamon de Valera, NY, Irish politician and patriot, President of Ireland (1937-48, 51-54, 57-59), (d. 1975)
  • 1883 Adrianus PHA de Kleyn, throat/nose/otologist (ear doctor)
  • 1884 Jimmy Conlin, Camden NJ, actor (Sin of Harold Diddlebock)
  • 1888 Ernest Pingoud, composer

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1888 Katherine Mansfield (Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp Murry), Wellington New Zealand, short story writer (Aloe, Garden Party)

Short story writer Katherine Mansfield
Short story writer
Katherine Mansfield
  • 1889 Jean Canneel, Flemish sculptor

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1890 Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th US President (R, 1953-61) and WWII general, born in Denison, Texas

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1890 Frank Conroy, Derby England, actor (Call of the Wild)
  • 1891 Paul de Keyser, Flemish story teller/philologist/folklorist
  • 1892 Sumner Welles, US undersecretary/diplomat (Good neighbor policy)
  • 1893 Lillian Gish, American silent film/stage actress (Birth of a Nation), (d. 1993)
  • 1894 Sutan Ibrahim gelor Datuk Tan Malaka, founder (Indonesian Communist)
  • 1894 E.E.Cummings (Edward Estlin), Cambridge Massachusetts, poet (Tulips & Chimneys)
  • 1898 Cruys Voorbergh, Dutch actor/director (Flying Dutchman)
  • 1899 Alan Washbond, US, 2-man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • 1900 Edwin McLeod, cricketer (played in NZ's 2nd-ever Test 1930)
  • 1901 Willem A Wagenaar, journalist/writer (Shanghai)
  • 1902 Stanley Coen, cricketer (South African batsman in two Tests 1927-28)
  • 1902 Learco Guerra, Italian cyclist (d. 1963)
  • 1904 Karel Srom, composer
  • 1906 Benita Hume, actress (Vicky-Halls of Ivy), born in London, England

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1906 Hannah Arendt, Hanover Germany, political theorist and historian (Origins of Totalitarianism)

Political Theorist Hannah Arendt
Political Theorist
Hannah Arendt
  • 1906 Imam Hassan al Banna, Egyptian founder of the Muslim Brotherhood (d. 1949)
  • 1907 "Red" McKenzie, jazz singer (played comb-with-tissue-paper) [or 1899]
  • 1907 Allan Jones, Scranton PA, actor/singer (A Day at the Races, Showboat)
  • 1907 Barend Barendse, Dutch sports reporter
  • 1907 Pert Kelton, Great Falls Mont, actress (Cavalcade of Stars)
  • 1908 Ruth Hale, American playwright and actress (d. 2003)
  • 1909 Bernd Rosemeyer, German auto racer (Indy 500)
  • 1909 Kalervo Tuukkanen, composer
  • 1909 Dorothy Kingsley, American screenwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1910 Jef Keuleers, Belgian worker's union leader
  • 1910 John Wooden, basketball coach (UCLA-10 national championships)
  • 1911 Lê Ðức Thọ, Vietnamese revolutionary general, politician and negotiator in Paris (1975)
  • 1912 Helmut Schelsky, German sociologist (Sociology of Sex)
  • 1912 Jack Crapp, cricketer (England batsman 1948-49)
  • 1912 Jack Young, cricketer (Middlesex & England slow left-armer post-WW2)
  • 1913 Ginty Lush, cricketer (NSW quick of the 30's who didn't play for Aust)
  • 1913 Victor Trumper Jr, cricketer (son of Mr & Mrs Trumper NSW 1940-41)
  • 1914 Brendan Gill, critic
  • 1914 Dick Durrance, American skier (d. 2004)
  • 1916 C Everett Koop, surgeon general (1981-89)
  • 1918 Doug Ring, cricketer (Australian leggie of the late 40's early 50's)
  • 1918 Marcel Chaput, French Canadian politician (d. 1991)
  • 1919 Edward L Feightner, US rear-admiral (WW II-Santa Cruz Islands)
  • 1924 Robert Webber, Santa Ana California, actor (79 Park Avenue)
  • 1925 Louis Cohen, physicist
  • 1925 Phillip Tobias, Durban, Natal, South Africa, palaeoanthropologist and 3 x Nobel Prize nominee(hominid fossil sites), (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Lawrence Herkimer, "Grandfather of Cheerleading" (founded National Cheerleading Association, patented the pom-pom), born in Muskegon, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Bill Justis, rocker
  • 1926 Willy Alberti, [Carel Verbrugge], singer/actor (Riffin in Amsterdam)
  • 1927 Roger Moore, actor (Alaskans, Maverick, Saint), born in London, England

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1806 German writer, artist and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe marries mistress Christiane Vulpius in Weimar

Social Philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Social Philosopher
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

HeartWedding of Interest

1913 Athlete Jim Thorpe (25) weds Margaret Iva Miller at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe

HeartWedding of Interest

1914 Baseball legend Babe Ruth (19) weds Helen Woodford

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1923 "All Quiet on the Western Front" author Erich Maria Remarque (25) weds Ilse Jutta Zambona
  • 1961 Howard Allen Frances (Anne) O'Brien (20) best-selling author (The Vampire Chronicles) marries poet and painter Stan Rice (21)

HeartWedding of Interest

1961 Author Anne Rice (20) weds poet/artist Stan Rice (18) in Denton, Texas

Author Anne Rice
Author
Anne Rice

HeartWedding of Interest

1961 Author Upton Sinclair (83) weds Mary Elizabeth Willis

HeartWedding of Interest

1964 Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts weds Shirley Shepherd

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts

HeartWedding of Interest

1989 Novelist Sidney Sheldon (72) weds Alexandra Sheldon in Las Vegas, Nevada

Novelist Sidney Sheldon
Novelist
Sidney Sheldon
  • 1995 "Sleep with Me" actress Meg Tilly (35) weds United Artists studio president John Calley (65) in Los Angeles
  • 2000 Asylum recording artist Bryan White (26) weds actress Erika Page at Royal Lane Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas
  • 2001 Inspirational speaker Anthony Robbins (41) weds Sage Bonnie Humphrey
  • 2001 Actor Breckin Meyer (27) weds "Can't Hardly Wait" director Deborah Kaplan in Malibu
  • 2006 Merengue singer Melina Leon (33) weds Ruy Fernando Delgado at La Iglesia Metodista Universitaria in San Juan, Puerto Rico

HeartWedding of Interest

2006 "Celtic Tiger" choreographer Michael Flatley (48) weds fellow dancer Niamh O'Brien at St. Patrick's Church in Fermoy, Ireland

Irish Dancer Michael Flatley
Irish Dancer
Michael Flatley

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1988 Mike Tyson countersues Robin Givens for divorce & annulment

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1990 Jeff Goldblum & wife Geena Davis file for divorce after nearly 2 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 530 Discorus, anti-Pope (530), dies
  • 1066 Harold II, King of England (1066), dies at the Battle of Hastings
  • 1092 Aboe Ali Hasan ibn Nizam al-Moelk, writer (Sijasetname), assassinated
  • 1256 Kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese shogun (b. 1239)
  • 1318 Edward Bruce, High King of Ireland
  • 1536 Garcilaso de la Vega, Spanish poet/diplomat, dies in battle
  • 1552 Oswald Myconius, Swiss Protestant reformer (b. 1488)
  • 1565 Thomas Chaloner, English statesman and poet (b. 1521)
  • 1568 Jacques Arcadelt, Flemish composer
  • 1570 Floris van Montmorency, baron of Montigny, dies at 43
  • 1610 Amago Yoshihisa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1540)
  • 1619 Samuel Daniel, English poet (b. 1562)
  • 1637 Gabriello Chiabrera, Italian poet (b. 1552)
  • 1660 Francesco Albana, Italian painter (Hemelopneming of Maria), dies at 72
  • 1660 Thomas Harrison, English Puritan soldier (b. 1606)
  • 1669 Antonio Cesti, composer, dies at 46
  • 1703 Thomas Hansen Kingo, Danish poet (b. 1634)
  • 1711 Tewoflos, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1708)
  • 1719 Arnold Houbraken, painter/writer), dies at 59
  • 1746 Francois Fagel, lawyer/statesman, dies at 86
  • 1758 Francis Edward James Keith, Scottish soldier and Prussian field marshal (b. 1696)
  • 1771 Franz Xaver Brixi, composer, dies at 39
  • 1775 Johann Jacob Rowalt, composer, dies at 57
  • 1790 William Hooper, US attorney/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 48
  • 1831 Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer (b. 1761)
  • 1847 William Michael Rooke, composer, dies at 53
  • 1857 Ignacy Marceli Komorowski, composer, dies at 33
  • 1872 Albrecht FH, prince of Prussia, dies at 63
  • 1877 Antoine-Amable-Elie Elwart, composer, dies at 68
  • 1879 F Kornberger, writer, dies at 58
  • 1880 Victorio, Apache chief/murderer, killed by Mexican army
  • 1893 Conradus Leemans, Dutch archaeologist, dies at 84
  • 1900 Albert de Vriendt, Flemish historical painter/etcher, dies
  • 1900 Sandor Erkel, composer, dies at 54
  • 1909 Johann Gottfred Matthison-Hansen, composer, dies at 76
  • 1911 John Marshall Harlan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1833)
  • 1919 Wilhelm von Siemens, German industrial/son of Werner, dies
  • 1923 George Elbridge Whiting, composer, dies at 83
  • 1923 Marcellus Emants, writer/poet (Refrained from Confession), dies
  • 1930 Sam[uel] van Houten, lib minister (Child labor laws), dies
  • 1943 Jackie Matthews, cricketer (8 Tests 1911-12, 16 wickets), dies

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1944 Erwin Rommel, German Field Marshal (WW II-Africa), suicide at 52

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • 1957 Carl Natanael Berg, composer, dies at 78
  • 1958 Jean Poveigh, composer, dies at 82
  • 1958 Douglas Mawson, Australian Antarctic explorer (b. 1882)
  • 1959 Errol Flynn, Australian-born US actor (Captain Blood), dies of a heart attack at 50
  • 1960 Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal), dies
  • 1961 Paul Ramadier, French politician (b. 1888)
  • 1961 Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (b. 1876)
  • 1966 Arcady Dubensky, composer, dies at 75
  • 1967 Marcel Aymé, French novelist and playwright (b. 1902)
  • 1972 Joseph Kaminski, composer, dies at 68
  • 1973 Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (b. 1897)
  • 1976 Edith Evans, English actress (Tom Jones, Scrooge, Chalk Garden), dies at 88

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1977 Bing Crosby, US singer/actor (Going My Way), dies of a heart attack at 74

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 1980 S N Banerjee, cricketer (one Test for India), dies
  • 1981 Ingemar Liljefors, composer, dies at 74
  • 1983 Paul Fix, actor (Rifleman), dies at 82 of kidney failure
  • 1983 Willard Price, Canadian author and naturalist
  • 1984 Martin Ryle, English radio astronomer, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (b. 1918)
  • 1985 Emil Gilels, Ukrainian pianist (b. 1916)
  • 1986 [Francis XA] Keenan Wynn, US actor (Dr Strangelove), dies at 70
  • 1987 Rodolfo Halffter, composer, dies at 86
  • 1988 Mary Morris, actress (Agitator, Double Door), dies
  • 1989 Michael Carmine, actor (Batteries Not Included), dies at 30
  • 1990 Leonard Bernstein, composer, dies of heart attack at 72
  • 1993 Bertie Clarke, cricketer (6 wkts for WI in 1939), dies
  • 1993 Guy Malary, Haitian lawyer/minister of Justice, murdered at 50
  • 1993 Mustafa Abada, Algerian TV director, murdered
  • 1993 Walter Brown Newman, US screenwriter (Cat Ballou), dies at 77
  • 1994 Gioconda de Vito, violinist, dies at 87
  • 1995 Edith Pargeter, author (Brother Cadfael), dies of a stroke at 82
  • 1995 Helen Vlachos, journalist, dies at 83
  • 1996 Laura La Plante, screen actress (Show Boat, Scandal), dies at 91
  • 1996 William John Raff Hooper, cartoonist, dies at 80
  • 1997 Harold Robbins, salacious novelist, dies at 81
  • 1998 Cleveland Amory, American writer and animal rights activist (b. 1917)
  • 1998 Frankie Yankovic, American musician (b. 1916)
  • 1999 Julius Nyerere, Tanzanian politician (b. 1922)
  • 2002 Norbert Schultze, American composer and songwriter (b. 1911)
  • 2003 Patrick Dalzel-Job, English soldier and inspiration for James Bond (b. 1913)
  • 2004 Vlassis Bonatsos, Greek singer, actor and entertainer (b. 1949)
  • 2005 Jody Dobrowski, English murder victim (b. 1981)
  • 2006 Jared Anderson, American bassist (b. 1975)
  • 2006 Freddy Fender, American musician (b. 1937)
  • 2006 Maurice Grosse, British paranormal investigator (b. 1919)
  • 2006 Nancy Lynn, American aviator (b. 1956)
  • 2006 Gerry Studds, American politician (b. 1937)
  • 2007 Frank Hauser, British theatrical director (Oxford Playhouse), dies at 85
  • 2007 Big Moe, American rapper (b. 1974)
  • 2008 Martin Peake, 2nd Viscount Ingleby, British peer and business man, dies at 82
  • 2008 Richard Cooey, American murderer and rapist (executed) (b. 1967)
  • 2009 Captain Lou Albano. American Professional Wrestler and Manager. (b. 1933)
  • 2010 Simon MacCorkindale, English actor (Falcon Crest, Manimal), dies of bowel cancer at 58
  • 2010 Benoît Mandelbrot, Polish-born American mathematician (b. 1924)
  • 2011 Reg Alcock, Canadian politician (b. 1948)
  • 2012 Kyle Bennett, American BMX racer, dies in a traffic collision at 33
  • 2014 Elizabeth Peña, American actress, dies from cirrhosis at 55
  • 2015 Mathieu Kérékou, Dictator and President of Benin (1973-91, 1996-2006), dies at 82